Presteigne Collector Offers Stolen Stamps Reward

An elderly stamp collector had his £80,000 collection stolen during a raid on his home. The victim, from Presteigne, Powys, who does not want to be named, spent 60 years building up his collection, which included several rare examples. Some of the stamps were recovered when two people were charged and then jailed for theft at Merthyr Crown Court. But many are still outstanding and the owner is appealing for their return. Dyfed-Powys Police said they believed other people were involved in the theft and were holding the missing stamps.


The raid happened in Presteigne at the beginning of December 2009, and to date only small quantities of stamps have been recovered, said officers.”This stamp collection was a life-long hobby for the victim and compiled over more than 60 years. The collection was not only financially valuable but more importantly were of huge sentimental value to the victim. The stolen stamps include quantities of rare penny black, penny red and two penny blue stamps.

Courtesy of BBC News